PostgreSQL Global Development Group

PostgreSQL


4.5 / 5
188 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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Average Ratings

188 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • PostgreSQL Global Development Group
  • www.postgresql.org
  • Founded 1992
  • United States

About PostgreSQL

Free open source post-relational database system that runs on all major operating systems. PostgreSQL's 25 year development history provides a huge range of features for Developers and DBAs, delivered in a robust software server used world-wide. PostgreSQL is rated in the top 5 databases by DBEngine, above most commercial systems. With millions of deployments in embedded systems, major cloud providers and major on-premise installs, PostgreSQL is the most popular choice for new app development.


PostgreSQL Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualization
  • Backup
  • Data Migration
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • OLAP
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Storage Optimization

PostgreSQL Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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It's free!

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Free code database manager, which is not used for licensing.

- Easy to install and configure in any operating system.

- Ideal for relational databases.

- It has a large community in which you can share doubts.

- It is stable and reliable, scalable and secure with the correct user management.

- Can work with small and large databases.

- Handles the SQL language.

- Being free software, it is compatible with several graphic tools that help administration and database design. I particularly recommend working with PgAdmin in its latest version for postgres 9.6.6 onwards.

- Easily works as a cluster, can be configured as active-passive or active-active which improves performance

- It allows to perform maintenance, recovery of databases.

- I have tested the installation and use in Windows 7 operating system and Debian version 6 to 8 and works without problems.

- Likewise I have worked in postgres since its version 8.1 to 9.6.6 and a positive change has been noticed and performance improvements, but I insist on the point at which the databases should be fine designed.

Cons: - Many people declare it as slow in insertions and updates compared to others Managers, however, that will depend on how well designed the database is.

- For some, not having support online or with an official help center can be a big disadvantage.

- It is advisable to have command knowledge to work on consoles and terminals to perform a good configuration

Overall: In my very particular opinion I feel comfortable working with Postgres for more than 10 years, it is reliable and safe, the best thing is that it is free, which allows you to save on licenses, it is ideal for any type of development. I totally recommend it

Capterra loader

PostgreSQL is powerful and robust, it fits perfectly in large projects

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like PostgreSQL I have used it several times for large projects in my previous works and in the current one it is used as a database for the web page of the institution, the power of PL / pgSQL is excellent, it allows me to program commercial layers in the database without any problem this improves the response times of the final applications and allows investments in hardware in the database servers instead of in the application, the management of schemes is perfect. It is important to mention that it is free software that implies having a large database without licensing costs. A feature of PostgreSQL is the multiversion concurrency control that allows transactions consistent with time, which provides great performance advantages. PgAdmin is a graphical tool with which I can manage different databases easily and intuitively, execute SQL statements, as well as create backup copies or perform maintenance tasks. Another thing that I like about PostgreSQL is that it is available for many platforms, it is possible to install it from the repositories of the Linux version that I use. It should be noted that the PostgreSQL user community is one of the most active in the market

Cons: There are some things that I do not like about PostgreSQL, permissions allowance per user can be annoying, I have had to work many times on this and it is difficult, it is also relatively slow when I insert and update small databases. The official support does not have telephone or online support, although there are official forums available where users can express their doubts to which other users of the community respond. The syntax of some of your commands or statements may not be intuitive if you do not have a medium level of knowledge in the SQL language. I have had problems migrating from a PostgreSQL version to a higher one. Compatibility is sometimes relative.

Overall: With PostgreSQL I have been able to perform my work satisfactorily on multiple occasions, my bosses and I are happy with the results we have obtained, saving hardware investment costs because we have focused on the database, I hope to have future benefits to the use it in projects for own clients.

Capterra loader

Database Manager PostgreSQL

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL allows to control high concurrency, offering security by domain definitions, who can access the database server, the backup copies of the database can be made completely or only a table, according to the request, restorations and tasks maintenance, in addition to replicate in case of disasters.

It also allows to activate triggers to execute in tables or views in special cases or eventualities.

It has a friendly graphical interface for the administrator, through which they can be done from the creation of the database, to execute query querys and updates of the data, if necessary, you can have details with the status tool of the server referring to the queries that are executed in the DB (if there are locks, duration, etc.).

It allows the development of robust and efficient Databases

Cons: There is no online or telephone support. Only official forums are available where users expose their doubts that other users of the community respond to, ademas it consumes many resources

Overall: In my experience using the software I really liked that it allows adding custom functions developed using different programming languages.

The integrity of the data and the referential integrity of the foreign key are maintained. It has allowed me, in an easy and secure way, the asynchronous replication of the databases for an alternative center in case of disasters.

I did not like it is that when I have any doubt about an error presented in the system where the database is working, I can not clarify it because there is no specific place to which, because and com solve the error.

Capterra loader

One of the best database managers for the world.

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1164/5000

-Easy installation and configuration in other environments.

- Pgadmin management interface of the databases, very intuitive and complete with the necessary to a few clicks, I recommend keeping the graphical tool for the stability it offers.

-It has a connection balancer, known as pgpool that allows to manage the cluster structure well.

-Principles of replication between active-active or active-passive servers

Variety of console-level command options for restore or backup tasks and maintenance tasks

-principal manager for developers for the scalability and stability it offers.

-Management of free access, which allows the use of it without any problem, without any cost

-Ideal manager for the management of relational databases

-Allows the management of different versions on the same server with multiple database intentions with different listening ports.

Cons: - Poor documentation

- Functional technicians commonly report a slowness at the BD level, but that depends on how the DB is structured and especially if good database practices are applied

Overall: From my point of view postgreSQL I consider it one of the most powerful database managers, since I use it daily, from my role as a database administrator, as well as a web developer, since it allows to manage environments put into production easily, with an acceptable and intuitive configuration.

Open source object-relational database management system for Web Developers

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: PostgreSQL or simply Postgres implements the SQL and advanced SQL standard very well. It can handle workloads ranging from small web applications to large data warehousing with many parallel users. Postgres provides a easy to use tool called pgAdmin to interact with and manipulate database. It provides support for complex data types like (multi-dimensional) Array, Json, user-defined types. PostgreSQL provides higher number of connections at cheap price. It support all types of indexing for faster retrieval of data. In my company we replaced our database server from MySQL to PostgreSQL because of PostgreSQL higher db connections connections in cheaper price as compared to MYSQL. It is also available free of cost till 10,000 rows on Heroku.

Cons: PostgreSQL query syntax for some complex queries like array, json, string functions and case operator are bit complicated to write . Installation and configuration of PostgreSQL is not as easy as MySQL. Documentation is not as good as compared to MySQL and it is bit harder to search for help regarding some complex queries and database functions on google. Replication is not yet as well implemented as in MySQL.

Best Database Management System with wide range of Features

Jul 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is one of the best from the range of DBMS i used in my career.

Features like Stored Procedures is one of the reason i prefer this tool. It helps me take off a huge amount of workload from the API server as same data need to format differently for different APIs.

Along with it the availability of builtin functions like JSON functions, Regex Functions etc helps a lot in the data processing field.

Connectors support for various languages is one of the main reason for using this tool. Connection Pooling helps me execute multiple queries without slowing the system and losing any data.

Cons: It is not suitable for beginners. Designing a efficient and effective Database workflow need a skilled DB Admin so a beginner need some time to get to familiar with the system.

Another drawback is its management tool pgAdmin 4. Its a disaster compare to pgAdmin 3.

It is a web App and lags a lot. I face problems in multitasking in version 4 that is not the case with version 3.

I Hope someday somebody provide backward compatibility of PostgreSQL 10+ with pgAdmin 3.

Best SQL for Analytics and in terms of speed.

Apr 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is the best I can say. Its performance is very fast in terms of getting data and inserting data. Means if we are inserting entries in bulk then it would do it in a good speed as compared to other databases. It is very good for Analytics and it has good tooling than other databases. It supported many other features like using of arrays which is not in MySql so I would say it is good database to use to make applications.

Cons: The big disadvantage is it takes more memory than other databases if you have many connections and replication is bit difficult in PostgreSQL which might get easy in future updates else it is a good software.

Overall: By using PostgreSQL as backend database for our large applications which uses large amount of data then selling that applications to customers we are getting benefits.

Capterra loader

Best RDBMS

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Very strong consistency and reliability

Feature set is growing rapidly

Very fast and efficient

Very developer friendly

Very extensible

Cons: There are lots and lots of configuration options and the defaults aren't right for modern hardware

Overall: PostgreSQL is my favorite database management system by a long shot. I've professionally used MySQL, Maria DB, MS SQL Server, SQLite, MS Access, and several NoSQL options and Postgres is the best by far. It has a great community around a great product. The official docs are very approachable and I learn new things every time I use it. They built a strong core around consistency and reliability and ever since 9.0 they've made the system really really fast. I can't recommend this software enough!

Capterra loader

The best SQL and open source database.

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros:  It is fast and reliable, manages inserts and updates of tens of thousands of lines impeccably. PostgreSQL implements SQL standards very well and supports advanced SQL stuff, the PostSQL database works very well with hibernation HPA and we have been using it extensively together with the Spring framework, the consistency is also very good, you will never lose data or lose data. JSON support in the latest version has made things easier for us now, since we do not need to migrate the schema as always before.  Finally, the backup methods through pg_dump are easy to use and ensure that you can always back up before any major changes.

Cons: It is not very intuitive, in my opinion, and I think those problems must be solved before I can get the kind of traction that MySQL has, also more open sources admit mysql but not postgres. These are some of the problems with postgres.

Overall: Because range queries are integrated, it is much less effort to query compared to MySQL.

Capterra loader

Rock-solid and high performance database engine

Mar 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: High availability through streaming replication;

High levels of parallel query execution introduced in latest release (v11);

Lots of data types supported, including JSON;

Transactions support in Stored Procedures;

Very stable and reliable;

Great community plugins available (like Timescale for TSDB and GIS for geo data)

Cons: Native tooling has room for improvement, but there's lots of 3rd party alternatives available;

Documentation has room for improvement;

Overall: We've been relying in PostgreSQL as the main relational database for many of our projects, and it has never let us down. Besides, it just keeps getting better version after version.

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Best database for RoR apps

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Scalability is a key factor in a database and PosgreSQL handle this large amounts of data without breaking a sweat.

- Rich text queries runs smoothly as well.

- The integration with ActiveRector is awesome!!

- I think is the most famous free database in the market right now, so that means that when an error happen you will have a good community that will have your back.

Cons: - There isn't many thing to say about PosgreSQL, I will say that the most traumatic part is the installation but once you have it up and running this should be a walk in the park for a developer to use.

Capterra loader

Wanted to use an open source object-relational database for our project and postgres worked well

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1)Easy installation with good user guide

2)Scales pretty well for big applications

3)Support for high availability can be easily implemented by going through the documentation

4)Have yet to find any database related issues in our application since the time application was launched

5)Good Java-sql mapping of data types

6)Works wonders with JPA implementations

7)Postgresql's query optimiser is one of the best i have seen so far

Cons: Again since the software has so much to offer it can be sometime hard to learn all the features.Other than that there is no cons as such

Capterra loader

Very simple yet powerful

Dec 24, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has a clean interface and does not tries to get an attractive UI for you. It has very less query time. It provides a good architecture for code first approach projects. We set it up on Linux and it does behaves pretty nice on it. We get to see what what we need to see while querying. It is quiet easy to edit the datatypes and design your schema. Also it provides some nice mining tools which can operate on our data. And the best thing about it is source code availability. We can do whatever we want.

Cons: It is slow for small database sizes but the issue erodes with database size increase. Also it has different syntax which might look complex to some.

Overall: It has helped us to remove unnecessary distractions and focus on the main task of reducing time taken for queries. It is very fast and reliable with it's transactions. It helped us with high volumes of data. Postgres FDW was used to connect our existing SQL server databases.

Very good open source database

Aug 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: One of the best open source RDBMS database.

Easy to integrate with services and works in high read/writes env.

Advanced features like master slave replication are easy to implement and doesn't take too long for training or implementation.

Used across the software industry, so it has good forums and blogs to support any issues.

Cons: It is very difficult to install postgres on production servers that doesnt have access to internet.

Earlier versions of postgres doesn't support upsert functionality.

Doesn't have a good database client.

Doesn't have a good monitoring mechanism

Runs a 150GB DB containing a quarter million records without breaking a sweat

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Pretty much everything, although there are a few features from commercial databases that I'm hoping will make it in. After having used it for several years, and a certain "M" competitor for several years prior, I can confidently say that it's really hard to go wrong in recommending PostgreSQL to anyone with even a small amount of technical knowledge.

Cons: - Setting up replication can be a bit tricky

- There isn't really a good repository for an up-to-date (or per-version) list of common tips, tricks and queries. Often can be some googling to track down what you're looking for

A solid and reliable relational database

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL has great support for many data types, including JSON. This makes it a very flexible RDB, because you can integrate schema-free documents in your tables, query on the and select their properties. PG 11 also brought a high performance parallel query engine, which greatly boost it's performance.

Cons: Security and encryptions features have room for improvement, but you can count on some 3rd party plug-ins to fill the gap.

Overall: We've used PostgreSQL as a RDS in several projects, with great results. Its very reliable and robust, which are the best facets you look for in a database.

PG is the future

Feb 23, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: PG is about as good as it gets. It's a fantastic database solution with every and any feature you could need. It's extensible and very reliable. PG is extremely fast and predictable. If you can get PG offered as a service while hosting your app in the cloud it's a no brainer.

Cons: I don't really have any complaints about PG. It can be difficult to upgrade between versions as it's quite strict with how it handles versioning and data, but this can be seen as a pro and not necessarily a con in tight infrastructure scenarios since it is so strict.

Capterra loader

Very reliable database

Oct 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: A very powerful RDBMS at the best price point: free

Integrated with spatial extension PostGIS

Very quick and stable, it manages flawlessly hundreds of millions of records

Cons: Table partitioning is limited

Multimaster replicas are available only through a third party distribution

Overall: PostgreSQL is a very reliable, stable and quick RDBMS. In my experience it has no problems managing hundreds of millions of records.

From a DBA point of view, has a very low TCO since once configured it seldomly needs further intervention by the DBA.

It comes with PostGIS plugin, so it is very easy to manage geographical data types

Easy to setup and configure...

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I really love how easy it is to setup PostgreSQL without having a ton of knowledge about the product. Setting it up on Windows is a breeze (even easier than Microsoft SQL), and you're up and running within 10 minutes. There are also some graphical tools that you can install that allow you to easily manage your PostgreSQL instances via a GUI if you prefer that over a command line interface.

Cons: Sometimes it can be tough due to version differences to get the proper ODBC connector installed on your Windows box. You end up with multiple connectors that all have slightly different versions, and your application must be sure to specify the exact correct version otherwise it could throw errors. It would be nice if the connectors just stuck with major versions that supported all of the minor releases in that branch.

Overall: Very positive. It's a lightweight DB suite that has a ton of power and flexibility.

Post-Postgres

Apr 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: PostgresSQL is a fine database manager, and has come as part of an application that we are using every day. As far as configuration on our end, it's literally as simple as installing it - the rest of it basically took care of itself.

Cons: Not very intuitive, and it runs a little slow compared to other offerings.

Overall: We have issues with data corruption on our postgres machines that requires full re-installation of the software. I have not experienced this issue with other platforms, luckily this is more "blue moon" type of consistency, and isn't a problem that we need to deal with very often.

JSON+RDBMS = Perfect Database

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is a very special kind of database, it lets you store data in tables in rows and columns form, while giving you flexibility to JSON data types to make your application flexible. It provides support for a large number of complex data types say JSON, JSONb, Text Array, Integer Array, thus giving you a very powerful database tool.

Cons: It gives very good performance for the first few million record in database, but after that you will need to write your SQL queries very carefully as performance is not that good.

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De facto RDBMS for the Internet

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is open source. We use it for pretty much every site or system we build. It scales well and needs a minimum of tuning. We only fall back to MySQL when absolutely necessary.

Cons: We still encounter software which can only run on MySQL, especially PHP applications. For those we'll tolerate MySQL but otherwise we would prefer PostgreSQL support.

Overall: We have run many sites on PostgreSQL with Django at high performance. We use NoSQL where appropriate, but in every case we have still used Postgres for the main data store, and used the key value stores for caching and queueing.

Capterra loader

PostgresSQL And web development

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: PostgresSQL is a pretty good product as it allows with an easy installation to access the functionalities of a powerful database manager without sacrificing disk space and ram memory. On the other hand, the fact of using standard SQL ansi provides users with a known syntax.

Cons: In my personal experience postgresSQL does not work well with large volumes of data and it can be tedious to use stored procedures.

Overall: I have used PostgresSQL in my Java Web developments with absolute confidence as its results are as expected in terms of data manipulation.

Capterra loader

PostgreSQL free RDBMS.

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In General, a good performance suitable for systems with weak iron. The system as a whole works very steadily. Flexibly customizable functionality plus extensive plugin support. Large community. The presence of integration with ETL solutions pleases us. I would also like to mention the SQL editor, which implements syntax highlighting in different colors, which gives excellent readability of the code. And the most basic and the main thing is that it is a free open source database management system.

Cons: Not very suitable for beginners, requires significant additional time spent on the study. It does not have high availability solutions, nor does it have clustering. Difficult to install and configure. Not very well written documentation.

Overall: This RDBMS can be used in various scenarios, probably more suitable for hosting site data, stable in operation, quickly works with large databases.

It is a fairly complete database manager, with a lot of functionality and a lot of documentation. Be

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: its easy use, the robustness in the implementation of the security of the database. Its great functionality, which allows safe and easy use of data.

Cons: Actually up to now I have not found features that I do not like. The only thing is that sometimes it is a little complicated to get hosting that provide the service for PostgreSQL

Overall: It really is a fairly robust database manager, which allows an excellent data management and a quite complete security implementation, as well as the implementation of procedures that allow to take care of the integrity of the data easily.

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One of the many free but well supported Database products out there.

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is one of the most simple to install database systems out there. It supports all standard ansi sql types, and is stable enough to use in production without having to splash out on professional support at extensive costs. Getting support can assist in business uses though, but either way, it works well for basic SQL and data storage.

Cons: The package types for advanced management are non-standard and can be a bit of a learning curve if coming from Oracle PLSQL or Microsoft T-SQL

A great free solution

Jun 05, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this software is free. It has an easy to use interface, especially with the more recent updates. It is very easy to find your databases, and create new tables and fields within them.

Cons: There is a steep learning curve when it comes to SQL, but that is the same with any "programming" language. It is something that gets easier over time.

Overall: A great, free solution that is easy to use once you get the hang of it. In fact, you don't really have to write any SQL at all to create, modify and add things to your database.

Postgresql

Jan 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: More powerful database engine from my point of view, it can handle large amounts of data, create many functions for processing, compatible with all programming languages, fast response, integration with other tools, enough documentation on the web.

Cons: Due to the number of functions and configurations I do not know all of them.

Overall: I like the experience with Postgresql, you have not given me the details and it has been my right hand in all developments, it is the engine that is always in my personal and business projects.

Best free Database

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a free database with all functionalities you expect from your RDBMS. You can connect to it with pretty much anything and it works like a charm. I've been using MS SQL, Oracle and MySql as well, but with PostgreSQL I've had the best experience.

Cons: I don't like the new pgAdmin IV tool for accessing DB, it is much slower than the older pgAdmin III.

Overall: I've been using PostgreSQL as a persistence layer for multiple applications, and I didn't have any problems so far - and did I mention that this DB is free?

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PostgreSQL took my DB heart

Mar 14, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Database development is one of my favorite areas in Systems Engineering. But I did not get to know the best of this world until I got into PostgreSQL. In my opinion, PostgreSQL is the best open source choice for databases, and possibly the best choice of all databases engines.

It's a very solid choice regardless of OS, or programming language which you are using. The database backups are highly compressed, easy to share and import.

The PL-SQL version is one of the best, with object-oriented aspects and arrays. Functions, triggers, and views are also very robust and with high performance.

Cons: The interface to PostgreSQL, namely PgAdmin, is not the greatest GUI to access and manage the databases. It has some bugs and forces you to be active or it will disconnect the session.

Overall: Being a database developer has been a much better experience since I met PostgreSQL.

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A step towards evolution

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like most about Postgres is its versatility and ease of use, all in a single database engine.

It is robust, versatile, simple and there is a great documentation that can be useful in times of difficulty, in addition to that's free and can be used comfortably in production environments (where exist high demands of data) or for environments where it is not necessary to have a high performance. In my company we use Postgres for environments different (quality, production and development) with excellent result.

Cons: There are really some things that I don´t like about Postgres, I could comment on is that when errors occur, I would recommend that in the different information LOGs the errors are shown by code (error code), as happens with other database engines.

The best relational option

May 20, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is a robust database that provides highly scalable value, offers superior performance to the options presented as their competitors specially for complex queries, provides flexible data types ,it have many extensions one of them is postgis that adds support for geographic objects.

Cons: Hard learning curve, a lot of GUI controllers are buggy and that is very clear when working on multiple server versions (Backups & restore), the documentation is a bit messy

Overall: PostgreSQL is a very powerful, great option for large companies that will establish a large database that requires the maximum database manager and needs to squeeze all its benefits.

Native JSON data type Support!!

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: PostreSQL has native JSON and JSONB data type support built in, with some really convenient methods for traversing JSON structures.

Cons: Documentation isn't the greatest - I had to use a lot of trial and error for some of the json convenience methods they've added in.

Overall: This is a great solution for adding in JSON datatype support along side standard data types; allowing for mixing and matching of JSON based queries and standard SQL in the same table/schema. Very powerful when leveraged in web services based applications.

PostgreSQL - SQL as we know it

May 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to handle huge datasets, ability to query through them efficiently, the ease with which one can use PostgreSQL as a backend for web-applications, all of these facilitate with it being at the top.

Cons: When datasets grow to a gargantuan amount, PostgreSQL does lag in a way, and if you'd compare it to BigQuery, BigQuery is definitely the champ, but it doesn't have all of the features of PostgreSQL. PG service does need good computational resources.

Best Production Database

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use - since it uses the same principles as MySQL of tables I would highly recommend this DB.

Support and tutorials. There are plenty of resources on how to use Postgres, and hence when you happen to get stuck on any functionality there is always a resource to help you out. This is one of the reasons we use it as our production DB.

Cons: Its hard to set up. One of the major issues I had was the initial setup locally, Its not as straight forward as expected for such a valuable product.

Overall: We are using Postgres as our main database, we use it to store our client's information, from their personal information to their addresses.

Love your relational database again!

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to install, high performance, hold many kinds of data fields, highly reliable

Cons: The CLI is not the best option when your tables have several columns

Overall: Postgres is by far the strongest database relational engine, it's a one package solution, it will hold tons of transactions with no problems, it is highly reliable and high performance based.

We use Postgres to hold the data for both our web app and Mobile apps, we use a web service layer that interacts directly with the data base and it works like a charm.

It will also allow you to store things like JSON objects (JA! Take that MongoDB!) and use those objects and even create search queries based on that data.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you come from MySql world this is by far the best open source db option that you might use

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My favourite one

Dec 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best of databases available in Linux-based hosting. Very efficient, fast, relational and transactional. It has many more possibilities than MySQL, among other things, a lot of unique keys in one table, UUID as a primary key. This is my favorite database, I have been programming it for over 5 years. I recommend to all those who value order and stability.

Cons: it has no weaknesses, well, maybe only those in love with their MySQL bases :)

YES

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is powerful, performant, and a snap to integrate with the languages I use.

Cons: The documentation sometimes doesn't make it immediately obvious which version you are looking at. You have to be really careful you aren't using old documentation with a newer version of the product.

Overall: PostgreSQL is my go to for databases for the web development work I do. It has a ton of datatypes that are super useful and has a lot of the features found in the giant (and expensive) competitors. This is a fantastic tool.

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Complete RBDMS and NoSQL Solution

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is one the best database systems out there. It's a complete solution including rich RBDMS and NoSQL features. PostgreSQL is highly scalable and can deal with huge amounts of write and reads.

Cons: PostgreSQL is not easy to learn and configure. It definitely requires much more effort when compared to other database management systems. PostgreSQL administration is a huge topic, and without a good configuration it's hard to obtain performance.

Easily the best cost/performance ratio on the market

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Powerful, fast, easy.

PostgreSQL is straightforward to use, powerful, and it's free to install. Hard to beat that.

Cons: The new management interface pgAdmin 4 is a minor disaster. It was designed from the faulty assumption that database developers/administrators want to use a web interface. I'd like to meet these people as I don't know any of them. Fortunately, pgAdmin 3 is still functional and available. With any luck, it will continue to be so.

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The best database manager in the market

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Great distribution of resources for complex queries,highly configurable allowing thus adapting it to the needs of those who implement it, Allows you to set limits on incoming connections to avoid unwanted timeouts by developers

Cons: There are few negative things that can be said about postgresql, however the PGADMIN, which is its graphical interface, has been its achilles heel from version 4.0 onwards, using the console preferably

The best RDBMS out there

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Performant, Secure, Feature-rich and highly ANSI compliant RDBMS with a gold standard testing process (see buildfarm.postgresql.org) and a sane release process.

Cons: Its hard to think of any. You can have it any way you want it; the open source community version which is supported brilliantly on mailing lists, or paid enterprise support if you have ola's/sla's to meet.

Overall: PostgreSQL is an excellent RDBMS and it's feature list expands rapidly.

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Easy to incorporate

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Database with outstanding functions to save information, combination with lots of applications established in various languages of application advancement, compatibility with Windows running systems, Linux, and so on. Easy to incorporate, to save information, to engage with company intelligence software application, permits duplication of information with streammig duplication

Cons: The postgresql database management system has a weak point that does not have high accessibility systems, does not consist of cluster administration, just consists of separated tools

Built a whole digitization production line around Postgres.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Reliability: we experienced some problems during production, absolutely none of them caused by Postgres

- Future-proof: horizontal scalability provided by third-party tools (Postgres-BDR)

Cons: - Hard to roll back on initial design

- The new web-based client PgAdmin 4 is a regression from the old desktop client

Overall: At the time we chose it, we got the speed of MySQQL and the reliability of Oracle for free. Now, it's still working and well maintened.

Most featureful open-source database

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Tonnes of features, great performance. Many problems where you might use a fancy noSQL database you can just use one of Postgres' features instead.

Cons: Can be relatively complicated to operate. While there is a large ecosystem around Postgres, it still requires significant expertise to pick out things like solutions for automated failover (and solutions aren't built-in to Postgres).

PostgreSQL is te best DBMS out there.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: PostgreSQL is a robust yet very easy to use DBMS. You can trust PostgreSQL to save your data no matter how big it its. It is very well documented and the community that develops it is the best (thanks guys!). In the newer versions it nows supports saving JSON data so you can use it as a NoSQL solution. PostgreSQL is simply the best.

Overall: Having a robust DBMS for our database is great.

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Great database

Apr 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to set up and maintain. Has great community support and can be used with a wide variety of frameworks to build amazing applications.

Cons: The default user credentials aren't always clear when setting up on a local machine.

Overall: I use PostgreSQL for many of the web applications that I've built and usually have a great experience with it. When I run into issues, a quick web search finds me the answer I need.

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Best database ever

Dec 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I'm coming from geomatics industry and heavily using postgres with postgis extension. It's free, it's robust, it's on the market since decades, and will be there for many years. Love it.

Cons: Sometimes it is really hard to find a solution to a problem. For e.g. a query what I want to build. Usually I find solutions somewhere else, not on their documentation/support page.

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Best free open source database which is also available in the Amazon web services as PaaS

Nov 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Good full text search capabilities

Good UI tool from PG Admin

Good Security features

Good User and group management

Cons: Requires good stability

Good scalability in the enterprise environment

If we put large text, some times response is very slow

Some times auto vaccume takes time

Overall: Free of charge

Open source

Many available plug-ins

Able to usw in AWS as PaaS

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Application development in java or php with relational database in postgresql, creation of functions

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is a management system for free relational databases very robust, can support many transactions at the same time and works very efficiently

Cons: The installation and configuration is a bit complicated for beginners as the documentation is not very clear when you have a question

Overall: Excellent for managing relational database